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Unused Medications
Medicine Disposal logoProper Disposal of Medications
Washington County residents may dispose of their unused and expired medications at a year-round collection drop box. Old and unused medicines in a home can pose a risk for accidental poisoning, theft, and drug abuse. Also, medications disposed of in a sink, toilet, or landfill can eventually pollute surface and groundwater and harm fish and wildlife. Instead of flushing or throwing them in the trash, drop the drugs off for safe and free disposal.

For more information on what’s accepted, what’s not accepted and procedures for drop off please see our Unused Medication Flyer

Needles, syringes, lancets, and thermometers are not accepted at the Unused Medication drop boxes.
Bring these items to the Washington County Environmental Center.

Prescription Drug "Take Back" Events
More Information

Saturday · September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Washington County Government Center

14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Saturday · September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Scandia Community Center
14727 209th Street North
Scandia, MN 55073

Convenient drive-through in parking lot - no need to get out of your car! Free and anonymous.

Public Health and Environment

Ph: 651-430-6655

Drop-Off Locations
Law Enforcement Center 
Main Lobby
Cottage Grove
Forest Lake

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.